What is Therapeutic Massage?
Unlike the kind of massage you might get at a day spa or resort, therapeutic massage focuses on correcting injury and alleviating pain. Often given in courses and in conjunction with chiropractic treatment and a focus on strengthening and fitness over several sessions, therapeutic massage can be an important aspect of a complete and permanent solution to pain or injury.
The term ‘therapeutic’ is usually used to indicate that the massage will serve further function than a relaxation massage, and will be a little bit more intense. Therapeutic massages are usually performed to serve a specific purpose and tend to a specific injury, strain or pain.
If you were suffering from pain, we would recommend a therapeutic massage as part of our holistic approach to health and wellbeing. A consultation is usually necessary to determine the type of massage that would be needed and how it will be beneficial to you.
What Are the Different Types of Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage refers to several different types of massage that work to relieve a variety of injuries and types of pain. There are a number of different styles, each with different areas of focus, which are used to correct pain and facilitate better healing.
Sports massage is a form of Swedish massage used to stimulate the body and work out knots in key muscles. Often given before and after physical activity, sports massages help to improve the body’s range of motion and give a feeling of rejuvenation and extra energy through better circulation.
Deep tissue massage is an important part of injury correction and pain relief. Tensions, strains and repetitive injuries can create adhesions in the body that cause inflammation, discomfort and restricted movement. Deep tissue massage helps to work out these ‘knots’ in the tissue and muscle, improving mobility and correcting the body to facilitate its natural healing process.
When Do I Need Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage, alongside chiropractic and a focus on strengthening and fitness, is just one aspect of the pain relief and injury correction process. Whether you lead an active lifestyle and experience muscle tension or your mobility has been restricted by joint pain caused by repetitive injury, therapeutic massage can help.
If you’re suffering, therapeutic massage should be considered to help you break free from pain permanently. At Velca Health Centre in Howick, we can organise a consultation to decide what kind of massage would be appropriate to alleviate your discomfort and aid the corrective healing process. Therapeutic massage is just one aspect of our unique Velca Method of pain relief.
Correct – Relax – Strengthen - Maintain
At Velca, we approach pain with a multi-step method that aims to correct, relax, strengthen and maintain the body – supporting good health and providing permanent solutions rather than temporary fixes. Through a mix of our services, you’ll find that the Velca Method is by far the most effective to ease suffering and inspire healthy living.
Chiropractic – Through chiropractic care, we aim to correct spinal dysfunction, bad posture and habits that lead to pain. The chiropractic services we offer are the first step to identifying problems, alleviating suffering and breaking free from pain.
Massage Therapy – Helping you to relax, loosen the muscles and find relief, massage therapy is our second step that improves circulation and works pain out of the body. Relaxing is a key part of eliminating pain while it paves the way to improve your overall health and well being.
Physiotherapy - Aims to restore function and independence in people who have a condition caused by physical, neurological or cardio-respiratory disorders. Through a combination of massage, exercise and mobilisation, physiotherapy can improve mobility, functional ability, and overall quality of life.
Personal strength and fitness training – Fortifying the body through personal fitness and better health, our fitness programs are tailored to you to help strengthen the body and prevent pain from returning. We want to enable you to break free from pain to live a healthier, more enjoyable life.
Visit the Velca Health Centre in Howick for a holistic approach to your well being. We don’t just offer chiropractic services, we work to better your life in every aspect by improving your health and preventing pain from returning. Break free from pain – call us today to find relief through chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy, personal training, and a positive focus on fitness and health.
If you are unsure about which of our services is best suited to help you get better, please ask us about our complimentary no charge check ups.